A German Picturesque

Selected and Introduced by Ben Marcus
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 2015
Product Number: EB00650458
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781619026513
Publisher: Counterpoint
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Haunting in their tone, brilliant in their images--very like fantastic presences moving across glass--the twenty-one fictions in this startling debut collection seem both inexplicably familiar and like no writing we have seen before. The opening story leads us through a kaleidoscopic series of thoughts and memories around the act of writing a letter. Another, an intricately structured document of documents--household inventories, daily calendars, property deeds, an announcement--suggests the reality overflowing these mundane markers of our lives. Yet another traces the histories of five artifacts, while at the same time slyly assembling five miniature biographical portraits.

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